Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD and the author of more than 20 books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion. His latest book is Reforming Journalism. Follow Marvin on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.

The courage to be booed

| We should overcome the daily temptations to place man's favor above God's
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 4/19/97, 12:00 am

Christians who have adopted the slogan "family first" as a euphemism for biblical morality might be surprised to see how frequently the Bible puts family second.

Look, for example, at chapter 8 of Luke, when Jesus' mother and brothers, thinking he is out of his mind, ask to see him. Jesus replies, "My mother and brothers are those who hear God's word and put it into practice."

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True deconstructionism

| Conservative literature on campus smashes cultural icons
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 4/12/97, 12:00 am

Amid April showers, orators are diligently preparing flowery addresses for delivery at May commencement ceremonies. Parents will applaud supposedly profound droning about cloning, often unsure about what their children have learned, but relieved that they no longer have to pay steep tuition bills.

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Faith In the White House

| President Clinton appears to be a man who craves acceptance and is spiritually needy, but at the same time is big into self-justification.
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 4/05/97, 12:00 am

On inauguration day, 1997, Bill Hybels, pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in Illinois, faced the president during a prayer service and praised "the wisdom and the leadership and the vision in your life the last four years." Mr. Hybels lauded "the development of your heart, your increasing desire to know God, and to live for him ..."

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